Penn State Frat Suspended Over Facebook Nudes

The magnifying glass is really coming down on bad behavior at colleges and universities. The latest: Penn State Fraternity Suspended Over Facebook Pics of Nude and Unconscious Women inside a private page called “2.0” for current and former students. And it goes deeper than just the pictures…

CNN reports no arrests have been made yet in the Penn State Fraternity Suspended Over Facebook Pics of Nude and Unconscious Women mostly because the Facebook page in question has been “sanitized, wiped clean”–leaving them with little evidence or sources. It all started to crumble when one woman found out her picture was being posted in the group–a group in which some were awake and posing, and others were asleep or “incapacitated” while nude (wow). While the case is under investigation however, issues are coming to surface revealing this “wake-up call” should not be surprising.

In a statement, David Clohessy, director of the St. Louis-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, said the latest allegations call into question the university’s handling of sex crime reports.

“For years now, Penn State enthusiasts have repeatedly reassured everyone who’d listen that the university’s problematic culture about sex crimes had been ‘reformed,” Clohessy said. “The latest allegations — that a fraternity members posted nude pictures of women on Facebook, some of whom appeared to be sleeping or passed out — raise serious doubts about those claims.”

This is another blow to the iconic university since assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky went down in 2012 on 45 counts of allegedly molesting boys, landing him 30-60 years in “the pen” which he’s still appealing to this day. The university has put out a statement regarding the Penn State Fraternity Suspended Over Facebook Pics of Nude and Unconscious Women and maintains a (WTF) ‘this is not how we do’ attitude of distance.

“The evidence offered by the Facebook postings is appalling, offensive and inconsistent with the University community’s values and expectations,” the statement said.

What’s important to know is this is the second(!) Facebook page by the private group to get shut down. The case had cracked wide open when a former frat member tipped off police that the second page–“2.0”–created in April 2014 had emerged. The previous name was “Covert Business Transactions” (smooth fellas, real smooth).

“A former member of Kappa Delta Rho alerted police to the page, telling them in January that it had been used by members to share photos of “unsuspecting victims, drug sales and hazing,” according to a copy of a police affidavit.”

The affidavit in the case of the Penn State Fraternity Suspended Over Facebook Pics of Nude and Unconscious Women also includes photos of women and screen shots of text messages, including one where a woman allegedly had “no recollection of a sexual encounter and whether birth control was used” (daaaaamn). The woman who set the investigation off found her picture there one day when a member accidentally left their page logged in. Not looking good for Penn State at all…unlike the racist chant scandal at Oklahoma, the suspension is slated for one year.

Most of us know naked women and compromising pictures from parties etc. are common on private (and sometimes public) Facebook groups. Is this wrong and was the fraternity completely wrong, or is this normal and will this continue? What if you found yourself, a friend or family member unknowingly on someone’s private group display?

Details still developing.

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